This month at the Tivoli: Movies a short walk from WU
August 26, 28-29
The furthest thing from a feel-good movie, “The Nightingale” is a brutal portrayal of the extreme violence of colonialism. Set in 1825, it chronicles the brutal abuse of an Irish prisoner (Aisling Franciosi) and her quest for revenge alongside an Aboriginal guide (Baykali Ganambarr). This film does not flinch from violence, instead using it to show the horrific conditions of the Australian colonization.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
A very Twain-inspired story, “The Peanut Butter Falcon” follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen) as he travels through the rural South with his caretaker (Dakota Johnson) and the troubled Tyler (Shia LeBouf). The fable-esque story is anchored in its stellar performances and vivid setting.
Based on a play by JC Lee, “Luce” is a psychological thriller examining violence and racial tensions in America. High school student and former child soldier Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) has been adopted by privileged white parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth). When his teacher (Octavia Spencer) discovers illegal fireworks in his locker and a disturbing essay on violence, things take a dark turn.
Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road Side 2
In this multimedia lecture/presentation, Beatle-ologist Scott Frieman takes a deep dive into the creative process and enduring legacy of the second side of the Beatles’ renowned 1969 album “Abbey Road.” Previously, Frieman has done 10 other such ‘deconstructions’ of various works by the Beatles.
This 1986 cult classic returns to the big screen. In this fantasy film, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) must rescue her baby brother from the clutches of the Goblin King (David Bowie) by navigating his twisted, puzzling labyrinth.
Royal Shakespeare Company – Measure for Measure
The Royal Shakespeare Company brings Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” to the silver screen. In this adaptation, director Gregory Doran sets the play in early 1900s Vienna.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Adapted from a rock theater show, this 2001 film, like the theatrical production, stars John Cameron Mitchell as Hedwig, an overlooked East German rock musician and the victim of a botched sex-change operation.
Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool
A biopic on the legendary Jazz artist and cultural icon Miles Davis. Though far from the only Davis biopic, this Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film offers to shed new light on his complicated life and innovative music.
Friday the Thirteenth
The original film from a horror franchise now spanning a dozen movies, as well as games, books and more, “Friday the Thirteenth” is a classic in the slasher film genre.
Tokyo Ghoul S
September 16, 18
Based on the highly popular manga series “Tokyo Ghoul,” the live-action movie follows a half-ghoul college student who struggles to find his place as he straddles the line between life as a student and as a member of a darker world.
The highest-grossing anime movie of all time, this film from notable director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli is a fantasy coming-of-age story that has enthralled viewers since its release in 2001. Both a Japanese version with English subtitles and an English dubbed version will be shown.